With the league office making it clear that there shall be no criticism of game officials, the New Orleans Saints have gone passive-aggressive in order to get their point across regarding a blown call that killed a potential first-half scoring drive during Monday night’s game against the Vikings.
With no mention of the fact that a penalty flag wasn’t thrown, the Saints have pasted on their official web site a photo of Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway grabbing the mask of Saints running back Reggie Bush.
Technically, there’s no criticism. As a practical matter, anyone who saw the game or who otherwise knows about the call realizes exactly what the Saints are up to with this.
We like their creativity; it remains to be seen whether the league office appreciates the outside-the-box approach.